Only 50 miles off the Florida Coast, the Bahama’s Bimini Islands have a colorful history that belies their tiny size. At various times they’ve been thought to be the location of the lost city of Atlantis and the fabled Fountain of Youth. The islands’ more recent history includes being a favorite haunt of Earnest Hemingway and a convenient offshore speakeasy and liquor store during Prohibition. Today, visitors are attracted to the Bimini Islands’ turquoise waters for a variety of reasons. A wide variety of marine life, makes them one of the world’s best big-game fishing spots. Scuba divers and snorkelers come explore the unusual underwater limestone formation called the Bimini Road, while nature lovers can glimpse a variety of rare animal species relax in freshwater springs still believed to have healing properties.